Only 18 percent of organizations are confident that their mobile policies are compliant with corporate policy and government regulation, according to research released today by Accellion, Inc., the pioneer in providing enterprise-class, secure mobile productivity solutions, and AIIM, a global non-profit organization that provides independent research, education, and certification programs to information professionals. In addition, 51 percent of organizations have ‘big doubts’ about their mobile content management processes.
The growing chasm between what mobile workers want and what IT departments can secure is causing friction for organizations in all industries. Only 30 percent of organizations have an approved BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy in place, yet 46 percent of respondents reported that information access via mobile is ‘essential’ and another 24 percent cite it as ‘somewhat important.’
“The growing need for mobile content access by employees is creating significant security headaches for organizations,” said Paula Skokowski, chief marketing officer of Accellion. “How employees access corporate information is changing, and organizations need to respond to these changes by implementing new mobile policies and processes, or risk playing security catch-up with their employees.”
With 70 percent of respondents expressing they are ‘concerned’ and another 20 percent ‘extremely concerned’ about mobile file sharing there is clear need for organizations to develop mobile content access policies and functionality.
Other findings from the report include:
To view the full research findings download a complimentary copy of the AIIM report entitled “Survey Report: Mobile Content Security and Productivity.”
Accellion, Inc. is an award-winning, well-funded, private company that provides enterprise-class mobile productivity solutions to enable secure, anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. Accellion mobile file sharing solutions are deployed in private cloud environments to provide the ease-of-use business users need while giving the enterprise organization the flexibility, control and security it needs. More than 12 million users and 1,900 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Lovells; Bridgestone; Ogilvy & Mather; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion to protect intellectual property, ensure compliance, improve business productivity and reduce IT costs. For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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